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Megarian school

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-A069-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A069-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved January 29, 2022, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/megarian-school/v-1

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The Megarians were a Greek ‘Socratic’ school of the fourth and early third centuries bc. After their founder Euclides, whose main doctrine was the unity of the good, the leading Megarian was Stilpo, best known for preaching the self-sufficiency of virtue. They propounded various puzzles and found objections to the possible–actual distinction, the copula and universals.

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Sedley, David. Megarian school, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A069-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/thematic/megarian-school/v-1.
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